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Hackney South Labour Party presents: I, Daniel Blake, followed by Q&A with Ken Loach & Rebecca O’Brien
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Wednesday 22nd March: 17.00
Hackney South Labour Party presents a special fundraising screening of Ken Loach’s I, Daniel Blake. Following the screening, we’re delighted to be joined by Director Ken Loach and producer Rebecca O’Brien, who will participate in an audience Q&A, chaired by Robin Lustig, journalist and author.
WHAT IT'S ALL ABOUT
Winner of the Cannes 2016 top filmmaking prize, the Palme d'Or, I, Daniel Blake follows the struggle of a joiner from Newcastle who seeks state help after suffering a heart-attack. Powerful and moving.
TELL ME MORE (DON'T WORRY, NO SPOILERS)
Daniel Blake (59) has worked as a joiner most of his life in Newcastle. Now, for the first time ever, he needs help from the State. He crosses paths with single mother Katie and her two young children, Daisy and Dylan. Katie’s only chance to escape a one-roomed homeless hostel in London has been to accept a flat in a city she doesn’t know, some 300 miles away. Daniel and Katie find themselves in no-man’s land, caught on the barbed wire of welfare bureaucracy as played out against the rhetoric of ‘striver and skiver’ in modern-day Britain.
AS THIS IS A FUNDRAISER UNFORTUNATELY MEMBERS FREE TICKETS CANNOT BE USED
This event is wheelchair accessible.